While walking up the street from our last stop on a trolley tour, we were looking for a good place to have a hot lunch on a very cold and windy day in Philly. Walking into the restaurant and out of the bitter cold we noticed the wood fire oven glowing and giving the nicely decorated restaurant warmth and a sense of comfort. We passed by a table of diners who ordered 6 of the wood fired pizzas that were spread out on their table looking beautifully delicious. The menu had some great offerings and if was difficult to choose just one thing for lunch. A loaf of warm bread and a small bowl of seasoned olive oil was brought to our table with our sodas. It was a delicious dipping appetizer. We ordered the brushetta which was good but the tomato mixture was very cold sitting on the warm toasted bagette slices. I wish it would have been room temperature.. My son had a wood fired pizza, I had the gnocchi and my husband had the homemade ravioli. All 3 lunches were terrific. The tomato sauce on both the ravioli and the gnocchi was flavorful and creamy. The portions were just right for us and we left feeling satisfied at this last meal we would be eating in Philly for this visit. Wait staff was attentive and ready to refill sodas when they were almost empty. I am looking forward to visiting Pizzicato again when I travel to Philly in April.
Ok, this restaurant was so pleasing to the eye and warm to the heart, I had to check it out. When first walking in, I felt immediately at home. Comfortable enough to seat myself, I felt like I was visiting a family get together around the holidays. Everyone was friendly, laid back, and there was a nice commradery amongst all the people there for dinner. You could be there with friends, your whole family-children included, or out for a romantic evening with your loved one. Either way, was very inviting. Now for the food... I am pretty picky with food. Difficult to find a reasonably priced meal, that was prepared with love, fresh natural ingredients, and a crisp, authentic, NON-greasey pizza crust. Well, this place is it and definately EXCEEDED my own personal expectations, preferences and standards--as well as those I was with. To top it off, the owner made sure to make his way around the tables to greet customers, meet up with old friends and check in to see how you enjoyed your meal. All while the restaurant filled up with it's Friday night crowd. I LOVE this place and I didn't even mention the SCRUMPTIOUS, afforable desserts! :b But hey, don't just take my word for it, check it out for yourself!
Looking for Phila restaurants and stumbled accross this gem at 13th and Tasker. Luckily got out of the car and went in to what looked like a pizza joint. Looks are decieving. This is the best small (and reasonably priced) restaurant in Phila. We have a rule not to return to any restaurant and just keep trying different small Phila restaurants. We broke our rule with this one. Small, with a very talented wait staff. Entertaining and romantic. Their Fried calamari with long hots is fantastic. Food is very good and entertainment is wonderful with the feeling of family. Have been on weekend and on open mike nights. Both great. Make reservations and bring your favorite wine. Leave time to find parking.
Worked for Macks 3 years ago he has improved the recipie now better flour crispier crust the cheese also much better flavor unless he runs out n gets some chaep stuff LOL ! SO i visit there regualarly and so do many others who are also friends of mines ! smal quaint lil store very old but keeps it clean as possible ! IT just an old building and the landlord ai'nt doing any renovations ! Trying to survie today is rough so i put him up on the internet on all my websites ! made his own blog for him you can vsit and get a great deal on any pizza order ! go HERE http://macksboardwalkpizza.blogspot.com Mention the ad when ordering delivery or pickup !
Original Village has possibly the most delicious pizza in the area. I am always surprised about how cheap it is. I used to be a chef at a prestigious, expensive Bucks County restaurant, so I know what I am talking about. Yeah, their tomato sauce comes from a can, but that happens at every local pizzeria. Original's other food ranges from mediocre to excellent. I give Original Village five stars overall for food, service, and prices, but only three stars for atmosphere. Call in advance so that you do not have to wait 30 minutes. Italian food takes a long time to make! Other great pizza joints are Vince's, Charlie's, and Santucci's.
I have lived in the neighborhood for 6 years and this remains one of my top restaurants in the area. When I introduced my, now wife, to Angelino's, it immediately became her favorite place. When our friends are over, it's one of the first places they request when we decide to order pizza and wings. It's also one of our favorite local BYO. Their prices are great, their homemade Italian food is delicious, and they even have small jazz bands there on occasion. We're moving out of the neighborhood soon and we will miss this place. If you haven't already, give Angelino's a try, it's a neighborhood gem.
Everyone was really nice and when I was assisting the girls to do the sides, they were like put more, and I have worked in many pizzerias but they are genuine and are not cheap about things. They hook their customers up but unfortunately I cannot say the same about them paying me because I know it sounds petty but it was $5 an hour paid training and I trained from 11:00-3:30pm and there was only $22 in my envelope so when I called to order for the third time this week I mentioned that .50 was missing from the envelope and she said oh we don't do change, but you wasted a half hour of my time.
This is our favorite delivery restaurant in the neighborhood. Their pizza is really good, especially if you like pizza with thinner crusts. My wife loves their tuna salad. It's fresh, not too much mayonnaise, and they give you a lot for what you pay. Being a frequent customer, I asked them a while ago what the owner would recommend. The girl behind the counter said their oven baked rustic sandwiches. She wasn't kidding. I tried two of them and they were both amazing. The delivery guy is really friend, and their delivery is the fastest out of all places we order from.
Homemade dough is amazing - light, fresh. They make appetizer rolls with it too. Gravy (ok, ok, RED gravy) is also homemade, light and refreshing. Pizza - recommend order well done and it's awesome. Try the Stomboli special (the works) - again well done will provide a great crunchy crust without being burned. Love the vegetable lasagna. This is a neighborhood family oriented restaurant with outside seating in season and it's BYO. No reservations and closed on Sunday. Finding a place to park is challenging but worth it.
This is seriously the tastiest pizza that I have ever eaten. Everything is fresh, from the toppings to the dough to the cheese to the sauce. Nothing sold here comes from a box, can, freezer, etc. They actually make their own sauce with fresh tomatoes, not the horrible canned nonsense all other pizzerias use. Pizza Brain's prices are LOW when compared to the competition, especially considering that Brain includes tax. And no I don't work for them, I just love to praise great businesses and trash awful ones.